The Ontario Rugby Football Union

Best and Worst Regular Season Records

Ontario Rugby Football Union Best Seasons
Team Year(s) GP W L T Pct
1 Sarnia 1952 12 11 1 0 0.917
2 Kitchener-Waterloo 1955 12 10 1 1 0.875
3 Hamilton 1948 9 9 0 0 1.000
4 Sarnia 1958 10 9 1 0 0.900
Sarnia 1951 10 9 1 0 0.900
Hamilton 1947 10 9 1 0 0.900
7 Hamilton 1949 12 9 3 0 0.750
Sarnia 1949 12 9 3 0 0.750
9 Hamilton 1946 10 8 1 1 0.850
Toronto Oakwood 1946 10 8 1 1 0.850
Hamilton 1943 10 8 1 1 0.850
Toronto 1942 10 8 1 1 0.850
Ontario Rugby Football Union Worst Seasons
Team Year(s) GP W L T Pct
1 Brantford 1953 11 0 11 0 0.000
2 Toronto Balmy Beach 1957 10 0 10 0 0.000
Windsor 1951 10 0 10 0 0.000
Sarnia 1947 10 0 10 0 0.000
Ottawa 1946 10 0 10 0 0.000
Kitchener-Waterloo 1942 10 0 10 0 0.000
7 Windsor 1952 9 0 9 0 0.000
8 Windsor 1945 7 0 7 0 0.000
9 Detroit 1958 6 0 6 0 0.000
Toronto Oakwood 1944 6 0 6 0 0.000
Peterborough 1939 6 0 6 0 0.000
Toronto Balmy Beach 1934 6 0 6 0 0.000
St. Michael's College 1932 6 0 6 0 0.000
Hamilton 1926 6 0 6 0 0.000

ORFU Historical Attendance

ORFU Games Played Leaders

All-Time
  • 138 – Pete Bennett
  • 127 – Bob Simpson
  • 118 – Fred Black
  • 111 – Royal Copeland
  • 103 – Les Ascott
  • 102 – Bruno Bitkowski
  • 94 – Alex Ponton
  • 91 – Howie Turner
  • 91 – Rod Smylie
  • 86 – Joe Krol
  • 86 – Steve Karrys
  • 81 – Kaye Vaughan
  • 79 – John Welton
  • 79 – Merv Collins
  • 78 – Jake Dunlap
  • 76 – Dick Shatto
  • 76 – Bill Sowalski
  • 75 – Gerry Doucette
  • 74 – Frank Dunlap
  • 74 – Tony McCarthy

Record Streaks for the ORFU Regular Season

Winning Streak
Overall
  • 23 games – Hamilton Tigers
    (Nov. 9, 1901 — Oct. 29, 1948)
  • 15 games – Sarnia Imperials
    (Sept. 26, 1951 — Oct. 11, 1952)
  • 13 games – Hamilton Wildcats
    (Oct. 12, 1946 — Oct. 18, 1947)
Home
  • 16 games – Sarnia Imperials
    (Oct. 13, 1928 — Oct. 27, 1934)
  • 12 games – Hamilton Tigers
    (Oct. 15, 1904 — Oct. 29, 1948)
  • 11 games – Sarnia Imperials
    (Sept. 3, 1951 — Nov. 1, 1952)
Visitor
  • 13 games – Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers
    (Oct. 23, 1926 — Oct. 10, 1931)
  • 11 games – Hamilton Tigers
    (Nov. 9, 1901 — Oct. 23, 1948)
  • 9 games – Sarnia Imperials
    (Oct. 6, 1951 — Oct. 11, 1952)
Unbeaten Streak
Overall
  • 23 games – Hamilton Tigers
    (Nov. 9, 1901 — Oct. 29, 1948)
  • 17 games – Hamilton Wildcats
    (Sept. 14, 1946 — Oct. 18, 1947)
  • 15 games – Sarnia Imperials
    (Sept. 26, 1951 — Oct. 11, 1952)
Home
  • 16 games – Sarnia Imperials
    (Oct. 13, 1928 — Oct. 27, 1934)
  • 13 games – Kitchener-Waterloo Dutchmen
    (Sept. 18, 1954 — Oct. 5, 1956)
  • 13 games – Sarnia Imperials
    (Nov. 2, 1935 — Sept. 28, 1946)
Visitor
  • 13 games – Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers
    (Oct. 23, 1926 — Oct. 10, 1931)
  • 11 games – Hamilton Tigers
    (Nov. 9, 1901 — Oct. 23, 1948)
  • 9 games – Sarnia Imperials
    (Oct. 6, 1951 — Oct. 11, 1952)
Losing Streak
Overall
  • 13 games – Detroit Raiders
    (Aug. 23, 1958 — Sept. 26, 1959)
  • 13 games – Brantford Redskins
    (Oct. 18, 1952 — Oct. 31, 1953)
  • 13 games – Sarnia Imperials
    (Oct. 19, 1946 — Nov. 1, 1947)
Home
  • 10 games – Kitchener-Waterloo Panthers
    (Sept. 27, 1941 — Nov. 21, 1942)
  • 8 games – Toronto Oakwood Indians
    (Sept. 25, 1943 — Sept. 28, 1945)
  • 6 games – Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers
    (Oct. 20, 1954 — Oct. 2, 1955)
Visitor
  • 12 games – Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers
    (Aug. 28, 1954 — Oct. 28, 1955)
  • 10 games – Detroit Raiders
    (Aug. 23, 1958 — Sept. 26, 1959)
  • 10 games – Windsor Rockets
    (Oct. 26, 1949 — Oct. 27, 1951)
Winless Streak
Overall
  • 16 games – Kitchener-Waterloo Panthers
    (Sept. 27, 1941 — Nov. 21, 1942)
  • 13 games – Detroit Raiders
    (Aug. 23, 1958 — Sept. 26, 1959)
  • 13 games – Brantford Redskins
    (Oct. 18, 1952 — Oct. 31, 1953)
Home
  • 10 games – Kitchener-Waterloo Panthers
    (Sept. 27, 1941 — Nov. 21, 1942)
  • 8 games – Toronto Oakwood Indians
    (Sept. 25, 1943 — Sept. 28, 1945)
  • 7 games – Toronto HMCS York Bulldogs
    (Sept. 26, 1942 — Oct. 11, 1943)
Visitor
  • 12 games – Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers
    (Aug. 28, 1954 — Oct. 28, 1955)
  • 10 games – Detroit Raiders
    (Aug. 23, 1958 — Sept. 26, 1959)
  • 10 games – Windsor Rockets
    (Oct. 26, 1949 — Oct. 27, 1951)

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ORFU Notes

  • League Formed: January 1, 1883
  • Disbanded: December 31, 1960
  • Seasons suspended: 1916,1917,1918
  • Seasons operated: 75